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Zager and Evans

Entry updated 13 September 2021. Tagged: Music.

US pop group comprising Denny Zager (1943-    ) and Rick Evans (1943-2018). The Platonic form of the one-hit-wonder, Zager and Evans topped both US and UK charts with their earnest anthem "In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)" (1969) and never afterwards had another hit record. The song hops at 1010-year intervals from the title date through to the Far Future of the ninety-sixth century ("In the year 9595, I'm kinda wonderin' if Man is gonna be alive") by way of deprecating humankind's tendency towards technological aggrandizement and self-destruction. Pompous, absurd and rather dreary, it is not good pop music. [AR]

see also: SF Music.

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